ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - ALVIN ROW CAPO I *drum crashes/screeching synth* Baby love me now that you are born Oh! Baby! C Bm Em Baby in your cradle look at me F Em G Baby speak in rhythms now you're three C Bm Em Ride your German Shepherd 'till you're five F Em G Baby think the TV is alive C Bm Em Baby spend the night out you're thirteen F Em G Bending for a wish your candles leaned C Bm Em Baby bang erasers and wash the board, F Em G Think just yesterday you wore a sword C Bm Em Watch your new years evening wash away Em You're on the floor, N.C. can you hear me troubadour? Dm Al - vin row Em Dm Tangled in your broken kite Dm Em It's hard to be Ben Franklin but, Dm Try staying against the light Em Dm Old clapper you can step inside Dm (Dm/E) Cm Accustomed to the rust your silver child Cm Dm Alvin Row, we're glad to see that you can't fake it Cm Dm White corn grow on every side Eb Dm A But you can't take it, the yellow wardrobes suits you fine Eb Dm G Alvin, are these visions mine? F Em Let them do your makeup, I know... Dm Alvin Row! Em Dm Half of them are on your side Dm Em Dm The other figments all are being completely unselfish Em Dm And all behind the right man here Dm (Dm/E) Cm My mind is not unkind it's just not open Cm Dm Alvin Row, I watched the mime cryin' his winches Cm Dm Dm/C Bb Brown black bag, we'll let you be until you'll fade Am, Dm Am, Dm Am, Dm Am, Dm now, fade, now fade... F Tired of reaching for the lampshade Baby reading, baby love me F Dm Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! F Dm Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! F Dm Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! F Dm Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! F I told the baker's daughter that I didn't want the water Dm She only likes it when I beg, so I expect she's waiting F I told the baker's daughter that I didn't want their water Dm She only likes it when I beg, so I expect she's waiting F Row, Alvin Row, Alvin Row, Alvin Row Oh Alvin. *build up* Dm, F (repeat for these four verses) I remember the day that I walked away from this empty flight Cause the demons are really the ones when there's nothing on Would slip by when I'm silent I have to let so many people down But the bell from the ice cream man comes to save the day The winter comes we do not wander, I belong The chocolate shakes, the sun awakes, I play ping pong The autumn clouds distort and crowd the petal lawn I pulled the glass it dripped too fast for second dawn Since we passed through the maze as we unlock the stage of my other ride I remember the shining, the spot on the day she played Though I never knew Moses I know many noses with thoughts like me Take a drive to the Jacksonville pharmacy and pretend But a new apartment and a heart don't make me old This is spinal rage and lit a page and I've been told But I'm walking on a wire with eight other eyes Be sure to play the best of you eight other sides Dm Bb Oh I'll stay shy, you stay shy F Dear Alvin Dmdim Bb I'll say bye, you say bye F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll say go, you say go F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll sing Row, you sing Row F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll stay shy, you stay shy F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll say bye, you say bye F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll say go, you say go F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll sing Row, you sing Row F Dear Alvin Dm Bb I'll say go, you say go F Dear Alvin Well that's funny! My voice didn't come back to me! I'll try it again: Hello? Hello? Oh my goodness! Now my singing voice has gone! my singing voice has gone! my singing voice has gone! my singing voice has gone! my singing voice has gone!